BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully.
By using this website and the Classic British Hotels online booking service you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions detailed below which form the basis of your
contract with Classic British Hotels. In the Terms & Conditions set out below, “you” and “your” refers to all persons named on the booking, which includes any individual(s) subsequently added or substituted at a later date. “We”, “us” and “our” all refer to Classic British Hotels.
Please print and retain a copy of this Agreement for your records as it may occasionally be updated.
1. Making a booking
By making a booking you are confirming that you are authorised to do so on behalf of all persons named in the booking and you are acknowledging that all members of your party agree to be bound by these Booking Terms & Conditions.
When your booking has been made a confirmation will be sent to you by email using the email address that you have supplied. You should retain a copy of this confirmation for your
reference. Booking confirmations are subject to the availability of accommodation at the hotel. You should carefully check the details of your confirmation as soon as you receive it.
You must contact Classic British Hotels immediately if any of the details are incorrect or incomplete.
We will always endeavour to rectify any inaccuracies or accommodate any alterations you wish to make to your booking. We cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies that are not
brought to our attention within three days of issuing your confirmation, nor can we accept responsibility for inaccurate information that you have supplied.
Golf and Spa Breaks: when booking golf, spa or health and beauty breaks on the Classic British Hotels website more than 14 days prior to your arrival, the hotel will contact you within
48 hours of your booking to confirm your tee times or spa/beauty treatment times. For golf, spa or health and beauty break bookings made within 14 days of arrival, please call our
Reservations Centre on 0845 0 70 70 90 to check availability at your chosen hotel.
2. Paying for your booking
All bookings made via the Classic British Hotels website must be guaranteed with a credit or debit. A deposit of 15% including VAT of the total booking value will automatically be deducted from your credit or debit card at the time of booking. This excludes the Hythe Imperial Hotel, where no deposit applies. Where the deposit amount varies this will be stated in the offer terms and conditions. The balance of the payment, including any extra costs incurred during your stay, must be made to the hotel when you checkout. Cash, credit or debit cards are welcome in settlement of your hotel account. (Please note that certain supplementary items may require a non-refundable deposit.)
As a measure of fraud prevention you will be required to enter the 3-digit Card Verification Value (CVV) printed on the back of your credit or debit card when making a booking online.
American Express cards have a 4-digit code, shown on the front of the card. Payments by debit or credit cards do not incur card surcharges.
Unless stated as part of your booking, additional items such as (but not limited to) the cost of external telephone calls, meals, drinks, items from the mini-bar and travel expenses, are not included in the price of your stay. If you incur any such additional costs you must settle the sum involved prior to your departure from the hotel.
All prices are quoted in GBP (£) and include Value Added Tax (VAT) at the prevailing rate at the time a payment is made.
3. VAT Invoice
If you require a VAT invoice for the deposit paid, please contact our Reservations Team on 0845 0 70 70 90 or email [email protected] A VAT invoice for the Balance due will be provided at the hotel on departure.
4. Price changes
Classic British Hotels reserve the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold rooms at any time. The price of your room or chosen break will be confirmed when
your booking is made and, with the exception of any errors, we will not increase this price once it has been confirmed. We reserve the right to correct any errors in advertised and
confirmed prices and will do so as soon as we become aware of an error. We will notify you of any price discrepancies relating to your booking should they arise. We strongly advise
you to check that the final price of your booking is correct before making your final confirmation. Should you take advantage of a pricing error on the Classic British Hotels website, or through the Reservations Centre, we will notify you as soon as it is brought to our attention. In the event of an unlikely situation of this kind, it would be necessary to cancel your
booking and refund your money.
5. Amendments to your booking
You should notify us of any amendments to your confirmed booking by telephone or in writing (by post or by email to [email protected]) as soon as possible. Amendments are subject to availability and those made outside the cancellation period (see below) may be subject to cancellation charges.
6. Cancellations within the Cancellation Period
Your total deposit will be refunded in full should you wish to cancel your booking within the cancellation period, with the exception of Advance Purchase Rates and select packages or special offers. Where this is the case, this will be detailed in the offer terms and conditions. You can cancel your booking by using the link and password provided in your booking confirmation email. A cancellation confirmation will be sent back to you at the same email address, unless you are making a cancellation outside the cancellation period.
7. Cancellations outside the Cancellation Period
On all confirmed bookings cancelled outside the specified cancellation period, there is a Cancellation Charge equivalent to the total cost of the first night’s booking value, with the exception of Advance Purchase Rates where the total cost of the booking value is taken, or unless otherwise stated. This includes non-arrivals or instances where you cannot provide proof of cancellation (cancellation confirmation or reference number) if requested to do so. Your credit or debit card will be charged a Cancellation Charge, equivalent to the total cost of the first night’s booking value on Best Flexible Rate bookings and most packages and special offers, less the deposit charged at the time of booking. Full charges apply for Advance Purchase bookings and select packages and special offers, including Christmas and New Year packages. Our cancellation policy applies to bookings of up to 3 rooms. With the exception of Advance Purchase Rates and specific packages and offers that have their own cancellation terms, your deposit will be refunded in full should you cancel your reservation by 4.00pm (local time) at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled day of arrival at the hotel. This excludes the following hotels, where a longer cancellation policy applies:
(i) Up to 4.00pm, 2 days prior to arrival applies to: – Gellifawr Country House Hotel, Pembrokeshire – Gwesty’r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn – Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Snowdonia –
Wolfscastle Country House Hotel, Pembrokeshire
(ii) Up to 4.00pm, 7 days prior to arrival applies to: – Inver Lodge Hotel, Lochinver
Cancellations and changes made by Classic British Hotels:
In the unlikely event that a hotel is unable to accommodate a confirmed reservation it may be necessary to offer an alternative of an equal standard. If at any time we need to make changes that will significantly affect your stay or we need to cancel your stay, we will tell you as soon as possible, offering a suitable alternative or a refund. This does not apply to minor changes or events during your stay, resulting from unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.
We cannot be held responsible for cancelling your booking as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of our Booking Terms & Conditions, and we cannot be held liable for any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation. Should you decide not to honour your booking on arriving at the hotel, and choose to leave or stay at another hotel, you will be charged in full for the first night’s stay and we cannot be held liable for any expenses, costs or losses that you incur.
If a guest or a member of your party behaves in a way that causes or is likely to cause danger, upset or distress to a third party or to hotel or guest property, we are entitled, without prior notice, to curtail the stay and request that the person(s) concerned leave the hotel. No refunds or return travel arrangements will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of such a curtailment.
8. Additional Requests
All additional or special requests are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee the provision for special requests. Any additional requests made should be prior to your arrival at the hotel, giving reasonable advance notice.
9. Third party suppliers
Elements of your break may include services supplied by third parties (for example golf, clay pigeon shooting, mountain bike hire, etc). Such third party suppliers will usually have their own set of Terms and Conditions relating to the services they provide. You should consult the Terms and Conditions of any third party either before or soon after making a booking if your break includes such items.
If you or any member of your party has a medical problem or disability which may affect your stay, please either call our Reservations Centre on 0845 0 70 70 90 or email ([email protected]) to advise us so that we can make provision for the particular needs of the person(s) concerned, or advise you if we are unable to make such provision. If details are not provided to us at the time of booking, the hotel reserves the right to cancel the booking should it be unable to make appropriate provision for a specific need or needs.
11. Circumstances beyond our control
We cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. These include (but are not limited to) adverse weather conditions, flooding, power cuts in the area, fire, riot, war, terrorist activity (or threat of such activity), industrial dispute, natural disaster, or injuries and death of an individual(s) through accidental circumstances unconnected with the hotel. By making a booking you are accepting responsibility for any damage or loss caused by yourself or a member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss must be paid to the hotel owner or manager on demand. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made (together with our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions.
If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your stay you should bring the problem or issue to the attention of the duty manager at the hotel as soon as possible so that all reasonable efforts can be made to rectify the situation. If for any reason the issue cannot be resolved to your satisfaction and your booking was made through Classic British Hotels, and you wish to make a complaint, you should put it in writing and send it to the General Manager of the hotel concerned, sending a copy of your complaint to the Customer Relations Manager at Classic British Hotels. We will fully and impartially support the investigation of your complaint with the hotel.
Any complaints made retrospectively that arise out of your stay at a hotel, which have not been brought to the attention of the hotel during your stay, and complaints arising from bookings not made through the Classic British Hotels website or Reservations Centre, are noted and investigated but are less likely to receive the same high level of attention.
Should you be dissatisfied with any aspect of the service provided by Classic British Hotels, please bring it to our attention by writing to: Customer Relations Manager, Classic British Hotels, Suite 113, The Mayford Centre, Mayford Green, Woking, Surrey GU22 0PP. Complaints brought to the attention of Classic British Hotels will normally receive a response within 7 working days.
13. General Information
All the information you need on the hotels, including their dining experience, room types, check-in and check-out times, health & leisure, directions, local attractions, meeting facilities, special offers, hotel photos and much more can be found on: ClassicBritishHotels.com.
Prices & Availability:
For real-time hotel prices and room availability for all Classic British Hotels, please go to www.classicbritishhotels.com or call our UK Reservations Centre on 0845 0 70 70 90. All Classic hotels can be booked instantly online. All prices are quoted in GBP£ and include Value Added Tax (VAT) at the prevailing rate at the time a payment is made.
Our room pricing will fluctuate in line with market demand. Prices are generally lower the further in advance that you book. In popular leisure destinations, midweek stays usually offer even better value. In commercial locations hotel prices at weekends often offer exceptional value. Stays midweek, prior to and after a Bank Holiday weekend, and during July and August, can be excellent value. At most Classic British Hotels you will get exceptional value in January and also on one night dinner, bed & breakfast breaks on most Sundays throughout the year.
Best Price Guarantee:
Our Best Price Guarantee is applicable to flexible Best Flexible Rate, Advance Purchase Rate and special offers on all guest room reservations at all Classic British Hotels made on www.classicbritishhotels.com or through the Classic Reservation Centre. Classic British Hotels guarantee that for these hotel reservations, you will always receive the best rate available to the general public on the World Wide Web or anywhere else for your choice of hotel and room type. For full terms & conditions, please visit the Classic website.
As a minimum, all bedrooms feature a private en suite bathroom (with the exception of Dartington Hall Hotel), colour television, tea/coffee making facilities, direct
dial telephone, heating control, internet access and room service. Virtually all bedrooms have extra features in addition to those stated above.
Breakfast & Dinner:
Bed & breakfast prices include a full, traditional breakfast, unless otherwise stated. Dinner, bed & breakfast prices include breakfast as outlined above and either a 3-course meal plus coffee taken from the standard table d’hote (set dinner price) menu or an allowance towards the cost of a meal taken from the a la carte (individually priced dishes) menu, unless otherwise stated. Room only rates do not include any meals. Dress code and child restrictions at certain times may apply to specific restaurants at a small number of hotels.
Your room(s) will normally be available after 2pm. If you plan to arrive later than 6pm, please advise the hotel directly by calling the number given on your booking confirmation. Please check the check-in and check-out times for each hotel, which is shown on the hotel’s ‘Bedroom Accommodation’ page on the Classic British Hotels website.
All hotels are inspected at least once a year by two professional independent organisations, upon which Classic British Hotels bases their quality grading and number of stars awarded to the property. AA Rosettes are awarded by the AA to denote cuisine of a particularly high standard.
Leisure Clubs/Swimming Pools:
Restrictions relating to the use of hotel leisure facilities and opening times are entirely at the discretion of the hotel/leisure club manager. Please ask at the hotel reception for rules and opening times when checking in. Additional restrictions may apply to the use of such facilities by children. Supplementary leisure activities or beauty treatments should be booked and confirmed prior to your arrival.
Up to two children, aged 16 or under, can enjoy free accommodation when sharing with two adults in any designated Family Room that can be booked online on the Classic website. Breakfast and dinner can be purchased in advance for each child, as required, during the online booking process. Hotels that do not have family rooms bookable online may operate a different child policy – for more information contact Reservations on 0845 0 70 70 90.
If you require car parking, please check the hotel parking facilities, which is shown on the hotel’s profile page on the Classic British Hotels website. Most hotels have ample free parking on-site.
With the exception of assistance dogs, small dogs may be accepted at some hotels at the discretion of the hotel but are not permitted in public areas. Guests are liable for any
damage caused by their pet.
A few hotels in remote locations may only be open on a seasonal basis. These hotels will not be bookable out of season.
All prices include service and Value Added Tax (VAT) at the prevailing rate at the time a payment is made. Tourist attractions: To avoid disappointment you should check the seasonal and/or daily opening times of any tourist attractions prior to travelling to the hotel or the attraction concerned. Classic British Hotels cannot be held responsible under any circumstances for any operational issues or alterations at any tourist attraction listed on the Classic British Hotels website.
Accuracy of information on this website:
Whereas we endeavour to ensure the information contained within this website is as accurate as possible, there will inevitably be instances where information may be incorrect or out of date. It is always advisable to check specific details that may be relevant to your booking prior to making that booking. For example, information relating to regional or local attractions is intended for your general information and any changes to such attractions or facilities are beyond our control. We reserve the right to amend or remove information at any time and do not accept responsibility for keeping copies of any amended or deleted information.
14. Golf Breaks Golf tee times:
Tee times are limited. When booking golf breaks online more than 14 days prior to arrival, the hotel will contact you within 24 hours of your booking to confirm your tee times. For golf bookings within 14 days of arrival, please either call our Reservation Centre on 0845 0 70 70 90. Golf courses and tee times are subject to availability and weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible if you fail to book tee times or if tee time reservations are lost, missed or cancelled due to adverse weather or course closure.
Golf course dress code:
Golf clubs/courses have the right to refuse the use of golfing facilities to any person(s) not meeting the appropriate dress code required.
Handicap courses have the right to refuse access if players are not able to provide a valid certificate as proof of handicap. Golf course rules: If in doubt, you are advised
to check the rules of your chosen golf course soon after booking.
It is your responsibility to ensure that any insurance cover you have provides adequate cover for your needs and for the duration of your stay.
16. Usernames and Passwords
This site may provide you with the ability to use usernames, passwords, or other codes or devices to gain access to restricted areas. The content contained in such areas is confidential to Classic British Hotels, and is provided to you for your own specified personal or corporate use. We reserve the right to withdraw the use of such access codes at any time should we feel that their use is being abused or is likely to be detrimental to our business in any way.
17. Our liability to you
We accept liability for, and totally restricted to, services booked via the Classic British Hotels website in accordance with the Booking Terms & Conditions current at the time of booking. We cannot accept any other form of liability. All Classic British Hotels are independently owned and managed. Classic British Hotels acts as a hotel marketing organisation and booking service for its exclusive member hotels.
18. Website Privacy
Classic British Hotels operates an opt-in email policy. In order to receive details about special offers and promotions from us by email you must opt-in to our mailing list. If at a later date you wish to opt out of our mailing list you can use the link or email address provided at the bottom of any of our emails to do so. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe by sending an email to: [email protected] We do not send unsolicited email communications and we do not under any circumstances sell, exchange or trade email addresses to or with any third parties.
In order to guarantee your reservation you will need to provide us with specific personal details relating to that reservation. Your details will be used only for the purpose of handling that reservation and will be provided to the hotel in which you are staying for that specific purpose.
ClassicBritishHotels.com is hosted on a secure (SSL). Any information you provide while you are within this secure environment is encrypted and cannot be read by a third party.
When you make a reservation we will use your email address for the purpose of fulfilling that reservation. This will include sending you an email to confirm your reservation and may
include additional communication should we need to contact you regarding specific requirements or a cancellation. If you choose to opt-in to our mailing list during the booking process, then we will store the contact details that you have provided so that we may fulfil your request for future communication. It is in your interest to opt-in to our mailing list and to be included in the special offer mailings that are restricted to those who have previously booked.
Information you provide to us using an enquiry form on the Classic British Hotels website is used only for the purpose of fulfilling that enquiry.
19. Third party websites and viruses
Classic British Hotels cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, content, or availability of information about our hotels or our organisation that may be found on third party websites. Neither are we responsible for the content or privacy policies of any third party websites that have links to or from the Classic British Hotels website.
Attempts to interfere with the operation of our website, by whatever means, or any attempt to place an unreasonable or disproportionate load on our website or server infrastructure is prohibited.
In the event of our website failing to operate, either in whole or in part, due to infections by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or
any other causes beyond reasonable control, we reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to prohibit usage of our site and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the site.
20. Registered Trademarks
‘Classic British Hotels’, ‘Classic Leisure Breaks’, ‘Classic Meeting Places’ and ‘Classic Venue Solutions’ are all registered trademarks of The Hotel Partnership Ltd.
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All names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade dress and trade names are proprietary to Classic British Hotels and may not be used by anyone for any purpose without our prior express written consent. Framing or utilized framing techniques of the above or other proprietary information is also prohibited without written consent. We consider our trademarks to be valuable assets, and take infringement of them seriously. It is illegal to use any spy wares, robot, spider or other automatic device, or manual process to track or copy the site or the contents or information without our prior express written consent, apart from the recognized major search engines such as Google, Bing & Yahoo MSN. The use of any such material from the Classic website on any other Web, Internet, intranet, extranet or other site or computer environment is strictly prohibited.
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